Help elect Judge Maria T. Jackson to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Place 1 Presiding Judge, by voting YES to elect her on November 6th, 2018. Or skip the lines and vote early starting October 22, 2018.

I am running for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Presiding Judge Place 1 because the Court needs new leadership and sensitivities based on the complex issues the Court must address. I have been a judge for 15 years now. Before becoming the presiding judge for the 339th Criminal District Court in Harris County, I was a Municipal Court Judge for 5 years.

The 339th is a Felony Court, and I have faithfully served as the presiding judge over this court for 10 years. I have implemented sweeping changes in my Court for DWI probationers that are saving many lives. These sweeping changes have been adopted by the Harris County Probation Department and many of my Colleagues.

During this time, I have earned the reputation of being fair and impartial with everyone that appears before me. I am humbled, appreciative and proud to report that I am respected on both sides of the aisle. And it’s worth noting that I was voted Houston Press Best Criminal Court Judge a few years ago. I won the 2018 Texas State Judicial Bar Poll over my opponent earlier this year. I have also been endorsed by the Major Law Enforcement Organizations around the State of Texas.

When elected as the presiding judge, I promise to work closely with my fellow colleagues on the court, the Texas Legislature, the Governor of our great state, and the community at-large to address issues that need addressing as it relates to making sure no one is wrongly convicted and dangerous criminals stay in prison. It is my belief, that I will be an asset to the Court because of my extensive experience as a trial judge, my compassion, my wisdom, and my diverse background. Furthermore, I believe all Texans deserve to have a stable and unbiased leadership on the highest Court Of Criminal Appeals in our State.

I am the stable even handed person we need during times like these. I am Maria T. Jackson, I am asking for your vote, and I thank you in advance for your consideration.

"Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment." John 7:24